While plastic surgery has become increasingly accepted in American society, there are still taboos to undergoing an elective procedure. Some see surgical modifications as extreme, while others feel they diminish characteristics that make individuals unique. Though plastic surgery may be debated for years to come, there is some logic behind its acceptance.

Genetic Undertones to Altering the Physical Appearance

Humans are biologically inclined to look their best. The drive behind attraction and sex appeal is just that, and the intention is to eventually attract a mate and reproduce. Further, people enjoy looking and feeling their best because it boosts their own self-esteem.

Every day, a person chooses his or her clothes, hairstyle, and some opt to apply cosmetics, all in an effort to appear attractive. If no one cared about this level of physical upkeep, people would not bother to match their clothes or comb their hair. While these seem to be natural steps in one’s daily life, what some opponents of plastic surgery seem to disregard is that the desire for beauty is a natural tendency, and an aesthetic treatment plan carries this notion one step further.

In particular, facial plastic surgery can be a great tool in a person’s life to improve how they look. There area number of ways to alter the body, like through diet, exercise, and weight-lifting. While a person can influence the appearance of the body, the same cannot be said of the face. In addition, the body is often covered by clothing while the face remains visible.

Cosmetic Surgeries that Double as Medical Procedures

A way that facial procedures have gained acceptance is that there is some medical necessity to seemingly cosmetic procedures. Functional rhinoplasty or septoplasty is performed to helped patients breathe better through the nose. When the septum is correctly aligned in the nose, it can appear straighter with less outward irregularities.

Another surgery where a patient may benefit cosmetically from a corrective surgery is through upper blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. As a person ages or suffers injury or illness, the eyelids may droop over the eye, causing hooding and subsequently hindering the vision. This procedure can be performed to free the eyelids of excess skin, leaving a patient with the anti-aging benefits of an eyelid lift.

Dr. Batniji of Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, California

Dr. Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S. was rated one of the country’s top doctors by Orange Coast Magazine in 2012 for his work in facial plastic surgery. By dedicating his practice solely to facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Batniji has developed a specialized skillset which makes him the ideal surgeon for facial plastics as well as dual-function procedures where patients benefit medically and cosmetically.

Contact the doctor’s office in Newport Beach at (949) 650-8882, or Beverly Hills at (310) 467-2180.